First Governor, First Lady is a throughly researched and well-documented book. -- Francell Lee Schrader
Joyce Lohse has resurrected the forgotten Routt. Eliza is one of many fascinating and important women shortchanged by Colorado historians. -- Thomas "Dr. Colorado" Noel, cover notes
Joyce Lohse made the story come alive! -- Susan Oakes, Librarian
About the Author
Joyce Burke Lohse grew up and was educated in Illinois. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University. Colorado has been her home since 1974.
Joyce serves on the board of directors for the Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society and on the board of directors of Women Writing the West. She has volunteered as a docent at the Colorado Historical Society Museum. Previous publications include "A Yellowstone Savage: Life in Nature's Wonderland" and numerous magazine articles. Her passion for genealogy research led her to the fascinating story of her ancestral cousin, Eliza Pickrell Routt.